The human brain is the most complex piece of organized matter in the known universe. We’re working to uncover its mysteries.
The human brain is the most complex piece of organized matter in the known universe. We’re working to uncover its mysteries.
Brain Science Mindscope Neural Dynamics

The Allen Institute is committed to uncovering some of the most pressing questions in neuroscience, grounded in an understanding of the brain and inspired by our quest to uncover the essence of what makes us human.  

Our focus on neuroscience began with the launch of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in 2003. This division, known worldwide for publicly available resources and tools on brain-map.org, is beginning a new 16-year phase to understand the cell types in the brain, bridging cell types and brain function to better understand healthy brains and what goes wrong in disease. Our MindScope Program focuses on understanding what drives behaviors in the brain and how to better predict actions. In late 2021 we launched the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, a new research division of the Allen Institute that is dedicated to understanding how dynamic neuronal signals at the level of the entire brain implement fundamental computations and drive flexible behaviors.

Looking for our brain atlases, data, and other publicly available resources?

Visit Brain-Map.orG >

Neuroscience News

In the News

Allen Institute launches new division to study brain circuits and behavior in mammals

November 4, 2021

Seattle’s Allen Institute has launched a new division called The Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, which will explore how the brain executes complex actions like decision making, learning and memory.

Press Release

Announcing the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, a new neuroscience division of the Allen Institute

November 4, 2021

New Institute will study how the brain’s circuitry and activity give rise to complex behavior, decision making and memory

News

Now in stunning, whole-brain resolution: neurons

October 12, 2021

A new study traced the 3D shape of more than 1700 complete mouse neurons across the entire brain 

Our Impact | Data Stories

We freely share our neuroscience data and tools to accelerate research and discovery. See how our open resources are helping scientists gain insight into autisum, language disorders, the biology of the visual system and more.

View Impact stories
 


 

The Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience

This three-year data science fellowship program aims to integrate data scientists into neuroscience research, challenge traditional approaches to neuroscience, provide multidisciplinary mentorship, and foster networking and career development.

Learn more